What is VideoOut?

We are a US-based nonprofit (81-3894855) that illuminates the LGBTQ+ experience through our massive braintrust of first person LGBTQ+ narratives, our work with intersectional experts across educational content, and collaborations with artists and creators. We share stories, create content, and produce community programs all centered around building a common understanding of shared humanity. Our goal is to eradicate misinformation, confusion, and erasure, bettering the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the process.

Why was VideoOut started?

Jordan Reeves, VideoOut’s founder, grew up in a deeply conservative and devoutly religious family in Hueytown, Alabama. He always believed that being LGBTQ+ meant that he was broken, brainwashed, and hell-bound. Until one day, Cliff Simon’s story saved Jordan’s life. Jordan thought about the power of one story to save his life and what it would mean to have thousands of stories in a collection he later called VideoOut. Since then, VideoOut has morphed into a national nonprofit that aims to answer every question one might have about the LGBTQ+ community, illuminating the world.

Cliff Simon’s Story

What does “By us, for all” mean?

Historically, content about LGBTQ+ hasn’t always been diverse and inclusive. VideoOut doesn’t work that way. For instance, when VideoOut produced a video about TERFs, we worked with a team of Trans experts and creators. Everything we do is created and produced by the LGBTQ+ people that are closest to the ideas and themes explored in the content or event. And it’s created for two kinds of people: those who identify as LGBTQ+, so that they might be empowered and equipped to navigate the world, and those who do not identify as LGBTQ+ so that they may better understand queer and trans people, where they’ve come from, and what they need. It’s by us, for all.

How do I contact VideoOut?

You can use the contact form or email us at info@videoout.org. We’re always here to answer any questions or talk about anything related to the LGBTQ+ community — especially queer and trans identity, history, and culture.

Contact Page

How do I partner with VideoOut?

VideoOut works with other nonprofits, small businesses, and large corporations. Partners help us bring programming to communities across the United States. If you’re interested in partnering with VideoOut, please reach out to info@videoout.org.